Southeastern Container, Inc. was formed in 1982 as a privately owned co-operative
under the ownership of a group of Coca-Cola Bottling companies to manufacturer “PET”
containers for the Coca-Cola bottlers. Southeastern Container is “Driven By Customer
Success” with a mission of providing products, services and packaging solutions
to meet the packaging needs of the Coca-Cola bottling community and providing all
of their customers with a level of quality, service and price that exceeds their
expectations. Southeastern Container built its reputation around five values: Commitment,
Sustainability, Teamwork, Accountability and Trust. Those values remain the core
of the business today, over thirty years later.
Southeastern Container currently operates eight manufacturing sites in seven states,
supplying bottles to Coca-Cola bottling plants and other food and consumer products
companies in thirty-two states and five Canadian provinces. The employees of Southeastern
Container have a strong passion for providing their customers with outstanding products,
quality, and service, and a long track record that demonstrates success in these
The Company produces a wide range of PET bottles and preforms for sparkling soft
drink, water, food, and consumer product packages. Bottle sizes have ranged from
as small as 2 ounces to as large as 3 liters. PET bottles are formed in a two-step
process that utilizes both injection molding and blow molding equipment. PET resin
is processed through an injection molding machine to produce a plastic part called
a preform which is then packaged in bulk containers until it is ready to be blown
into a bottle. The preform will be transported to a blow molding machine where it
will go through a heating, stretching, and blowing process to produce the desired
bottle shape and size.
In order to drive continuous improvement in all aspects of our business, Southeastern
Container embraces opportunities for positive change. To maintain a dynamic and
progressive profile, the Company develops close working relationship with primary
equipment suppliers and works extensively with all of their suppliers to drive technology
improvements and innovation.
The success of the Company and its employees is best characterized by an uncompromising
level of commitment to running our manufacturing operations in a very efficient
and cost effective manner, utilizing a team based work environment. Our teams are
essential for sustaining employee growth and development and for stimulating an
environment of mutual trust and respect.